Making the Switch: Why I Became A Southpaw Archer

Making the Switch: Why I Became A Southpaw Archer

On January 22, 2013 I received my first bow from my husband. We never visited a shop to look at bows together, but he knew I was RH (right-handed) so picking up that RH bow on my birthday felt natural. P.S. It was the best gift ever, in case you need an idea! I've been RH my whole life, so why would I shoot a bow any other way? Well here I am, 5.5 years later, and my first hunting season as a left-handed archer is quickly approaching. This has raised a LOT of question across my platforms.

10 Tips for a Rookie Bow Hunter

10 Tips for a Rookie Bow Hunter

Instant gratification: the desire to experience pleasure or fulfillment without delay or deferment. We are all guilty of this in some way and I personally find it exceptionally difficult because I have perfectionist tendencies. This is my biggest concern when introducing others to a hunter's way of life. They imagine getting a bow, taking a few practice shots at the target, then going out to try their newfound skill on an animal. It's not fair - to yourself or the animal. It creates a lot of risk, and if I can give any advice, it's to enjoy the process of becoming an ethical bowhunter.

WOMEN OF WILL // New Zealand Tahr Hunt

WOMEN OF WILL // New Zealand Tahr Hunt

We were already a quarter of the way up the mountain when a text came through on our Garmin inReach from Tekapo Helicopter  - "Forecast isn't too good! Best to plan for today as tomorrow is looking pretty bad. Could you be ready to go by 2pm?" Rihana and I were heading up the mountain with TJ and Grant of Metanoia Ventures to potentially recover my first bull tahr. It was easily a 3 hour hike, plus recovery time, then packing him back out. We were racing the clock.

When Life Throws You Lemons

When Life Throws You Lemons

April 9th - putting the finishing touches on the extra rooms in our house. Hanging a picture, painting some furniture, and unpacking the last couple of boxes from the move 6 months prior.

Fast forward to one week later.

April 16th - at the gym wrapping up another training session with Elevation Fitness Training as I prepare for my upcoming Train to Hunt event. Then my phone rings - it’s Braxton.

“They let me go. About 10 of us.”

Train To Hunt Overview

Train To Hunt Overview

A couple months back my cousin Darrell sent me a link to the Train To Hunt event coming to Texas and asked if I'd be interested. He's a crossfit guy, loves elk hunting, was born and raised in Texas, and knows the struggle every time we head to the mountains because we're flatlanders, and training (to some degree) isn't an option for success while chasing big bulls out of our home state.

Key Components to Being a Well-Rounded Archer

Key Components to Being a Well-Rounded Archer

Whether you're new to archery or you've been shooting for over 20 years, there's always room for improvement. I feel that most mistakes stem from accumulating bad habits over time, and I speak from experience when I make that statement! I truly believe that going back to the basics of archery can be a great refresher, even for those that might have more experience.